Exercise Garuda - VII at Air Force Station Jodhpur

FPJ BureauUpdated: Tuesday, November 01, 2022, 01:05 AM IST
article-image

Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF) are participating in a bilateral exercise, named 'Garuda VIl', from 26 October to 12 November 2022 at Air Force Station Jodhpur. In this exercise, FASF will participate with four Rafale fighter aircraft, one A-330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft and a contingent of 220 personnel. The IAF is participating with Su-30 MKI, Rafale, LCA Tejas and Jaguar fighter aircraft, as well as the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Mi-17 helicopters. The IAF contingent will also include Combat Enabling Assets like Flight Refuelling Aircraft, AWACS and AEW&C. This joint exercise will provide a platform for both the countries to enhance operational capability and interoperability, while also sharing best practices.

This is the seventh edition of the bilateral exercise. The first, third and fifth editions were conducted in India in 2003, 2006 and 2014 at Air Force Stations Gwalior, Kalaikunda and Jodhpur, respectively. The second, fourth and sixth editions were conducted in France in 2005, 2010 and 2019.

Participation of the IAF and FASF in this exercise will promote professional interaction, exchange of experiences and enhancement of operational knowledge, besides strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

POWERGRID bestowed International Award for CSR

POWERGRID bestowed International Award for CSR

575 students awarded degrees at 19th SIMATS Convocation ceremony

575 students awarded degrees at 19th SIMATS Convocation ceremony

Prestigious UNESCO Award to Byculla Railway Station Heritage Restoration Project

Prestigious UNESCO Award to Byculla Railway Station Heritage Restoration Project

Samvidhan Divas' celebrated in CRPF

Samvidhan Divas' celebrated in CRPF

SWR celebrates 2nd Audit Diwas

SWR celebrates 2nd Audit Diwas